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Introduces the reader to the ballast water issue from maritime transport and biological aspects, offering both sides to achieve an improved understanding in this and other fields
Gives detailed new insights and analyses of ballast water management from maritime, biological and regulatory aspects
Offers recommendations for an efficient ballast water management, including decision support systems as latest unique approach and tool in this field
Ballast water management is a complex subject with many issues and still limited knowledge, however, it is building up on new scientific researches and practical experience. The Ballast Water Management Convention is the global legal framework which still needs to be implemented.
This book brings together a long-term and newest experience from practical work, scientific research, administration and policy involvements, offering unique insights to readers who would like to learn more about this subject. It also provides recommendations and practical solutions especially important for professionals, administrations and organizations in the process of the implementation of this Ballast Water Management Convention.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »ballast water management convention - ballast water management decision support system - ballast water management systems - ballast water risk assessment - ballast water sampling and analysis